Mount Semeru Volcano

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Mount Semeru Volcano
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Echo Guardiola
9 contributions
Amazing view
Nov 2020
You will have a life time experience if you visiting Semeru, when you arrive at mahameru and you pass the Ranu Kumbolo lake, you will feel calm, peace and cool.
Written December 7, 2020
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Tey J
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Exceptional great hiking trip
Sep 2018 • Friends
Exceptionally great hiking trail & you dont see the tourist crowd of Bromo. The scenery were fantastic. Have a hire a good guide who knows the way. Stayed in Ranu Pane with a nice & friendly Christian family. Well worth & very remarkable trip.
Written August 11, 2019
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Br14n 1m4g3s
Batu, Indonesia1,072 contributions
Keep Clean, Stay Safe!
Sep 2018
Three times to the top of Semeru with great struggle, still there is a desire to climb again. That is Semeru, the highest peak in Java. Prepare physically and mentally before leaving, including a health certificate from a doctor. Keep the area clean, never leave rubbish along the hiking trail. #batulocalguides #letsguide
Written August 6, 2019
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Dubravko B
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Experienced trekkers do not need "guides"
Jul 2019 • Couples
If you regularly hike, just have a few weekends of hardcore preparation and you'll be doing Semeru without greater difficulties!

We made a mistake of hiring a local crew for 2.700.000 INR pax.

The "guide" was slower than us before the summit and actually left us at 1/3 of the summit trail. He was a nice person so it is forgiven, but that does not mean I'm happy he took our 5,4mil IDR. That is goddamn 385 dollars for a guide that doesnt help!

The "cooks" made one decent cooked meal before the summit. And that's it. The breakfast was fruit, first lunch was toast with budget nutella. On the last day, they promised a big lunch for reward. The guy came to us and said "he's tired so he wont make anything". Just dont hire the chefs. It makes no sense.

You might think - porters. Well, you can buy water along the way and a 2 kilo tent won't kill you. Also bear in mind that the first two parts of the route (getting to summit) are really easy. Just walk normally and take your time. Start early. If you arrive at Kalimatu at around 6PM, you have 6 hours to sleep. That's plenty!

The summit is difficult, that is true. Start at 00:30 and take your time. For every step, you fall a half down, so just keep your nerves in order and most importantly KEEP PUSHING.
The most idiotic thing you can do is pause. Do not pause for more than 30s. You will lose your body heat and you might as well go back down. A lot of locals do that and a lot of locals go back.

So all in all, it's a must see if you hike, but for the love of God keep those dollars to yourself, practice, and you'll reap the reward.

Must haves for summit:
- Regular mountain clothes
- Warm jacket
- Windproof jacket
- Gloves
- 2x Head scarves (you will wear it ALL the trek as there is dust on every inch, from start to end)
- Warm cap

Do not waste dollars like I did. Spend them on water and chilling like a boss on Bali or Lombok, before Mt Rinjani :)
Written July 31, 2019
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David S
22 contributions
Tracking semeri 3d 2n
May 2019 • Friends
start from surabaya 03.00 then At 5:30 pick-up participants at Malang
Stop by for a moment at Tumpang for breakfast
At 07.00 go to Ranu Pane by using a jeep. Ranu Pane (2,200 meters above sea level) is the last village at the foot of Mount Semeru and is the gateway to the climb.
Around 09.00 arrived at Ranu Pane, registered at the checkpoint, then started the climb towards Ranu Kumbolo (2,400 masl). The climb will take + 6 hours.
Arrive at Ranu Kumbolo around 3:00 p.m., then have lunch and take a short break
After lunch, the journey continues towards Kalimati
Arrive in Kalimati (2,700 meters above sea level) around 8:00 p.m., then have dinner and set up camp to rest
At 1:00 in the morning, start the summit attack to Mahameru Peak
From Kalimati trekking approximately 1 hour to Arcopodo (2,900 masl) which is the last area of ​​vegetation on Mount Semeru. From Arcopodo this is a heavy field awaiting. To reach the summit of Semeru, it takes 3-4 hours, passing a very steep sand hill.
Around 6:00 a.m. arrived at Puncak Mahameru and took pictures for a moment and enjoyed the view from the top
Back down to Kalimati for breakfast
After taking a break, go back down to Ranu Kumbolo. This down trip will pass through Oro-Oro Ombo Grassland, and be free to take photos.
Afternoon arrived at Ranu Kumbolo. We will spend the night setting up camp here to take a break to unwind after climbing to the top.
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise at Ranu Kumbolo which rises from the sidelines of the hill
After breakfast, prepare to go home
Around 10:00 down towards Ranu Pane (+ 3 hours)
Arriving at Ranu Pane lunch first, then picked up by the jeep to return to Malang
Around 17.00 arrived in Malang, and the trip ended
Written May 23, 2019
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KuDeTa
Toronto, Canada122 contributions
After ijen , bromo now mount semeru volcano
Mar 2019
So beautiful experience but everything depending of the weather condition
I was lucky 2 times
I was alone with my motorbike on my own arriving from Bali
Doing number one Injen ( so beautiful-but weather conditions not excellent)
And staying 2 night in bagnuani ( wrong speeling)
And then bromo (
On my own without guides and organisation)
I just have a mask 😷 mask against sulfur

I arrive in the afternoon after I put my luggages in a homestay I went directly to bromo to avoid all the 4x4 , horses and so many peoples
Just to go around and catching pictures and walking around without crowded peoples
And then the day after
I came again early Morning am in a below place to take the beautiful sunset without all the peoples again And the noises of all the car 4x4......
I will be back in my life
I love so much and then Mount Semeru new beautiful experience again and again
Written March 1, 2019
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SGtraveller90
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Spacious Summit!
Nov 2018
Did a 2D 1N trek up. first night camped at Shelter Kalimati. only rested at the lake on the way there.
I would say this could be harder than Rinjani. I also heard Kerinci is the easiest among these 3 volcanoes, so that will be a good gauge.

The trek is very dusty and sandy so have your buff or mask ready.

Quite an exposed volcanic ash route to summit, hope for less wind if not it will be very cold. it didnt had any wind when i climbed. but i much wider summit trail compared to Rinjani.
Written January 21, 2019
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kalimati
Doha, Qatar17 contributions
The best mountain tourist object in East-Java, Indonesia
Apr 2018
We are regularly going in the Above Subject with friends, family and our colleagues from Doha, State of Qatar.
For information, if you are going to Mt. Bromo is possible for all of Annual Calender time but for Mt. Semeru volcane as the special object in the area before going there should be monitoring the weather and take information from Ranger Office Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger ( possible by Internet ) due to sometime closed from visitors.

Regards,
ONY TJAHJONO
Doha, State of Qatar
Written January 16, 2019
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Kent Lim
Singapore48 contributions
An amazing experience
Dec 2018 • Friends
Hiking Gunung Semeru was an amazing experience, albeit a tedious process in preparing for the hike.

We went for the hike independently without a tour (we're all regular hikers in Indonesia), and it wasn't easy getting the necessary documents and permits prior to the hike. information on transportation wasn't widely available/accurate as well.

Nonetheless, we made it work and hit the summit of the highest peak in Java!

If you need anything information, do let me know!
Written January 15, 2019
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Bromo Discovery
Probolinggo, Indonesia32 contributions
Mount Semeru Trekking Tour
Sep 2018 • Friends
Mount Semeru is a big volcano 3676masl in Java located in Lumajang - East Java, Indonesia. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning 'The Great Mountain, so Mount Semeru Trekking Tour so really hard so if you are the beginner please joint with a mountain local guide by lisence to be save and comfort.
Written October 29, 2018
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